Program Objectives

The undergraduate program in English Language and Literature (International Business) is aimed at producing interdisciplinary students proficient in English, with a good commanding of English language, literature and culture, with a general knowledge of theories in economics, management and international business, capable of doing basic research in the areas of linguistics, literature and inter-cultural communication and in the areas of economics, management and international business.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate good moral character, broad knowledge in humanities and professional ethics;
  2. Develop global mindset, cultural competence, sophisticated analytical thinking skills and information processing capacities;
  3. Build up a good understanding of the history, society and culture of China and the most popular English-speaking countries, and a general understanding of the fundamentals of science and technology, journalism, politics, economics, foreign trade, education and culture;
  4. Develop a sound grounding of English language in listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation;
  5. Develop knowledge of the economic development, the business policy and regulations of both China and major foreign countries and areas, and of the latest theoretical development of economics and international business;
  6. Be competent in offering services in various fields including science and technology, news media, foreign affairs, economics and trade, education and culture.

 

Program Highlights

The program highlights are summarized as internationalized, interdisciplinary andapplication-oriented. The students are supposed to have international vision with interdisciplinary knowledge structure and application skills. Most of the students have opportunities of overseas study or internship. Most students will pursue their studies at overseas or home universities after graduation.

The program has a strong faculty. Most teachers have a doctor’s degree and all of them have the experience of studying or researching abroad. The program has a state-level Excellent Resource-sharing Course. The Department has well-equipped language labs and labs of translation and interpreting, which provides excellent teaching conditions for talents cultivation.

 

Academic Disciplines

English, Economics, Management

 

Program Length and Degree

Program Length: 4 years

Degrees Conferred: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Management

 

Ⅵ.Credits Hours and Units

Minimum curriculum credits (including courses and practicum): 201.5 credits

Major-related basic courses and core courses cannot be covered using credits from other courses in the program.

Minimum Extracurricular Credits: 3 credits

 

1. Course Credits Hours and Units

Course Type

Required /

Elective

Hrs/Crs

Percentage (%)

General Education Core Curriculum

Required

688/43

23.7

Elective

128/8

4.4

Discipline-related Courses

General

Required

1192/72.5

41.0

Elective

0/0

0.0

Basic Subdisciplinary

Required

400/25

13.8

Elective

0/0

0.0

Major-specific Courses

Core

Required

336/21

11.6

Elective

Required

0/0

0.0

Elective

160/10

5.5

Total

2904/181.5

100

 

2. Practicum Credits

Course Title

Course Nature

Weeks/Credits

Percentage (%)

Military Training

Required

2/1

5

On-campus Voluntary Work

Required

1/0.5

2.5

Freshman Orientation

Required

4/2

10

Research

Required

1/0.5

2.5

Internship Program

Required

4/2

10

English Public Speaking and Debating Workshop

Elective

4/2

10

MUN Workshop

Elective

4/2

10

English Reading Workshop

Elective

4/2

10

English Writing Workshop

Elective

4/2

10

Translation Workshop

Elective

4/2

10

Interpreting Workshop

Elective

4/2

10

Undergraduate Thesis

Required

16/8

40

Total

40/20

100

 

3. Extracurricular Credits

No.

Activities

Requirements

Extracurricular

Credits

1

Community Engagement

Submitting a report and passing the oral defense

1

Individuals awarded “Active Participant” / Teams awarded “Excellent Performance” by HUST or Hubei Youth League Committee

2

2

Qualifications

CET-6 (For Non-English majors) / TEM - 8 (For English and Translation majors)

Certificate

2

CJT/TFU/PHSD - 4

Certificate

2

TOEFL

Scoring 90 and above

3

IELTS

Scoring 6.5 and above

3

GRE

Scoring 280 and above

3

National Computer Rank

Examination

Certificate (Grade 1 / 2)

2

Qualifications for Computer and Software Technology Proficiency

Programmer

2

Senior Programmer

3

System Analyst

4

3

Competitions

University Level

First Prize

3

Second Prize

2

Third Prize

1

Provincial Level

First Prize

4

Second Prize

3

Third Prize

2

National Level

First Prize

6

Second Prize

4

Third Prize

3

4

Academic Papers

Published in national-level journals

Each paper

2-3

5

Research Programs

Contribution and research capability

Each program

1-3

6

Innovation

Innovation capacity

Each program

1-3

 

 

Main Courses

Intensive Reading、English Listening、Oral English、English Writing、Translation、Interpretation、Introduction to British Culture、Introduction to American Culture、British History、American History、The Principle of Management、The principle of Economics、Intermediate Microeconomics、Intermediate Macroeconomics、Econometrics、Money and Banking。

 

Practicum Module (experiments included)

Internship program

Undergraduate thesis

Workshops

 

Course Schedule

School: School of Foreign Languages            Major: English (International Business)

course type

required/elective

course code

course name

hrs

crs

 

semester

extra-cur.

exp.

operation

General Education Core Curriculum

Required

0301902

Morals & Ethics & Fundamentals of Law

40

2.5

8

 

 

1

Required

0100721

Survey of Modern Chinese History

32

2

8

 

 

2

Required

0100932

Social Practice of Ideological and Political Theories Course

24

1.5

20

 

 

2

Required

0100733

Basic Theory of Marxism

40

2.5

8

 

 

3

Required

0100322

General Introduction to Mao Zedong Thought and Socialist Theory with Chinese Characteristics

56

3.5

0

 

 

4

Required

0100741

Current Affairs and Policy

32

2

14

 

 

1-6

Required

0400111

Physical Education (I)

32

1

 

 

 

1

Required

0400121

Physical Education (II)

32

1

 

 

 

2

Required

0400131

Physical Education(III)

32

1

 

 

 

3

Required

0400141

Physical Education (IV)

32

1

 

 

 

4

Required

1100011 

Military Theory

16

1

 

 

 

1

Required

0700013

Calculus (III)

80

5

 

 

 

1

Required

0700054

Linear Algebra

40

2.5

 

 

 

2

Required

0700063

Probability and Mathematics Statistics(Ⅲ)

40

2.5

 

 

 

3

Required

0827781

C++ Programming

48

3

 

 

 

1

Required

0833174

Technology and Application of Database

32

2

 

 

 

2

Required

0510071 

Chinese

32

2

 

 

 

2

Required

 

Electives in Natural Sciences

128

8

 

 

 

1-8

Required

0508421

Second Foreign Language (I)

64

4

 

 

 

5

Required

0508431

Second Foreign Language (II)

64

4

 

 

 

6

Elective

0508441

Second Foreign Language (III)

64

4

 

 

 

7

Discipline-related General Courses

Required

0511181

Intensive Reading (I)

64

4

 

 

 

1

Required

0511151

Intensive Reading (II)

64

4

 

 

 

2

Required

0511161

Intensive Reading (III)

64

4

 

 

 

3

Required

0508491 

Advanced English (I)

64

4

 

 

 

4

Required

0508511

Advanced English (II)

64

4

 

 

 

5

Required

0508521

English Phonetics (I)

24

1.5

 

 

 

1

Required

0508532 

English Phonetics (II)

24

1.5

 

 

 

2

Required

0508543

English Listening (I)

40

2.5

 

 

 

1

Required

0508553

English Listening (II)

40

2.5

 

 

 

2

Required

0508563

English Listening (III)

40

2.5

 

 

 

3

Required

0508573

English Listening (IV)

40

2.5

 

 

 

4

Required

0509581

English Basic Writing

24

1.5

 

 

 

2

Required

0509591

English Intermediate Writing (I)

24

1.5

 

 

 

3

Required

0509601

English Intermediate Writing (II)

24

1.5

 

 

 

4

Required

0509611

English Advanced Writing (I)

24

1.5

 

 

 

5

Required

0509621

English Advanced Writing (II)

24

1.5

 

 

 

6

Required

0511321

Oral English (I)

32

2

 

 

 

1

Required

0511331

Oral English (II)

32

2

 

 

 

2

Required

0511191

Oral English (III)

32

2

 

 

 

3

Required

0511201

Oral English (IV)

32

2

 

 

 

4

Required

1201811 

The Principle of Management

40

2.5

 

 

 

1

Required

0200194 

The principle of Economics

40

2.5

 

 

 

1

Required

0200642

Intermediate Microeconomics

64

4

 

 

 

2

Required

0200652

Intermediate Macroeconomics

64

4

 

 

 

3

Required

0512341

International Accounting

56

3.5

 

 

 

3

Required

0700092 

Statistics

48

3

 

 

 

4

Required

0200091 

Econometrics

64

4

 

 

 

4

Required

0200232 

Money and Banking

40

2.5

 

 

 

4

Basic Subdisciplinary Courses

Required

0508691

English Movies and Culture (I)

16

1

 

 

 

1

Required

0508711

English Movies and Culture  (II)

16

1

 

 

 

2

Required

0512071 

Introduction to British Culture

32

2

 

 

 

3

Required

0512081 

Introduction to American Culture

32

2

 

 

 

4

Required

0512101 

British History

32

2

 

 

 

3

Required

0512111 

American History

32

2

 

 

 

4

Required

0545472

Business English Reading

24

1.5

 

 

 

4

Required

0503602

English-Chinese Translation

32

2

 

 

 

5

Required

0508681 

Chinese-English Translation

32

2

 

 

 

6

Required

0504861 

Fundamental Interpretation

32

2

 

 

 

5

Required

0201141

International Business

40

2.5

 

 

 

2

Required

0200153

International Finance

40

2.5

 

 

 

5

Required

0200142

International Trade

40

2.5

 

 

 

5

Major-specific Core Courses

Required

0545691

History of English Literature

32

2

 

 

 

3

Required

0545711

History of American Literature

32

2

 

 

 

5

Required

0500201 

Lexicology

32

2

 

 

 

4

Required

0504901 

General Linguistics

32

2

 

 

 

5

Required

0545522

English Academic Writing

16

1

 

 

 

8

Required

0200322

International Trade Practice

48

3

 

 

 

5

Required

1203921

International Enterprise Management

40

2.5

 

 

 

5

Required

0200332

International Investments

40

2.5

 

 

 

5

Required

1203931

International Marketing

40

2.5

 

 

 

6

Required

0201162

International Business Negotiation

32

2

 

 

 

7

Major-specific Electives

Five elective courses below should be taken to get 10 credits.

Literature Module

Elective

Elective

05100791

Selected Readings of English Poems

32

2

 

 

 

7

Elective

0509631

Selected Readings of 18th Century English Literature

32

2

 

 

 

6

Elective

0509641

Selected Readings of English Short Stories

24

1.5

 

 

 

6

Culture Module

0509651

American Romantic Literature

32

2

 

 

 

7

Elective

Elective

0502142

Cross-Cultural Communication

32

2

 

 

 

6

Elective

0509661

Selected Readings of American History Documents

32

2

 

 

 

7

Translation Module

0509671

History of Monarchy of the United Kingdom

32

2

 

 

 

7

Elective

Elective

0502421

Sci-Tech Translation

32

2

 

 

 

6

Elective

0504931

Appreciation of Translated Articles

32

2

 

 

 

6

Elective

0511811

Business English Interpreting

32

2

 

 

 

6

Elective

0503431

Practical Translation

32

2

 

 

 

6

Elective

0512001

Computer-aided Translation

32

2

 

 

 

6

Elective

0511771

Introduction to Translation

32

2

 

 

 

6

Linguistics Module

0509681

History of Translation

32

2

 

 

 

7

Elective

Elective

0500162

Pragmatics

32

2

 

 

 

6

Elective

0500201

Semantics

32

2

 

 

 

7

Elective

0509701

Corpus Linguistics

32

2

 

 

 

6

Elective

0509711

Analysis of English Vocabulary

32

2

 

 

 

6

Elective

0509721

Second Language Acquisition

32

2

 

 

 

7

Required

0509731

English for International Trade Practices

32

2

 

 

 

7

practical training items

Required

1300013

Military Training

2w

1

 

 

 

1

Required

1300024

On-campus Voluntary Work

1w

0.5

 

 

 

8

Required

1304281

Freshman Orientation

4w

2

 

 

 

1

Required

130044a

Research Training

1w

0.5

 

 

 

6

Required

130007d

Internship Program

4w

2

 

 

 

4-6

 

130004a

Undergraduate Thesis

16w

8

 

 

 

8

Besides the required items, three workshops must be chosen to get a total of 20 credits for the practicum module.

Elective

Elective

1304291

English Public Speaking and Debating Workshop

4w

2

 

 

 

4

Elective

1304301

MUN Workshop

4w

2

 

 

 

3

Elective

1304311

English Reading Workshop

4w

2

 

 

 

3

Elective

1304321

English Writing Workshop

4w

2

 

 

 

4

Elective

1304331

Translation Workshop

4w

2

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

 

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